It has been reported to police that on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at approximately 1:25 a.m. Individual #1 and Individual #2 approached Victim #1 and Victim #2 in the vicinity of Mermaid Avenue and West 28 Street. Individual #1 proceeded to display a weapon and discharged it five times, striking both victims. Victim #1, a 30 year-old male, sustained a gunshot wound to his right thigh and Victim #2, also a 30 year-old male, sustained a gunshot wound to the right leg and buttocks. EMS responded and transported the victims to Lutheran Hospital, in stable condition. The individuals are described as follows:
- 1: Male, approximately 18 years-old.
- 2: Female, black, approximately 18 years-old.
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